Two of our dermatology researchers have received awards from the British Society for Investigative Dermatology for their research.

Dr Satveer Mahil was awarded an Early Career Investigator Award for 2022. Dr Alexandros Onoufriadis won the award in 2021, but as the Society’s Annual Meeting was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, he collected his award at the 2022 event.

The award recognizes investigators within 10 years of their PhD (or equivalent) graduation, who have made a significant contribution to the Society and to dermatological research in the UK.

Dr Satveer Mahil, a consultant dermatologist at Guy's and St Thomas'Dr Satveer Mahil is a consultant dermatologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ whose research focuses on common inflammatory skin diseases including psoriasis. She is co-director of the PsoProtect and PsoProtectMe research registries, which helped to characterise the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with psoriasis.

Dr Mahil said: “I am delighted to receive an Early Career Investigator Award from the British Society for Investigative Dermatology. I am very grateful for the opportunity to showcase our psoriasis research at the recent Society Annual Meeting. It was a pleasure to connect with so many inspirational skin science investigators who are making exciting advances that will benefit our patients.”

Dr Alexandros Onoufriadis is a Research Fellow in the St John’s Institute of Dermatology. His research is supported by our BRC through our Precision Medicine Cluster. His work focuses on the genetics underlying skin conditions, with a particular focus on the inherited condition recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

Dr Onoufriadis said: “I am deeply pleased and honoured to receive the 2020/2021 Early Career Investigator Award from the British Society for Investigative Dermatology, as an acknowledgement for my contribution to dermatological research. I am grateful to the NIHR Guy’s and St Thomas’ BRC and King’s College London for supporting my research activities at St John’s Institute of Dermatology.”

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